Community Performances

Many of our Tale Tellers participate in events around the state and even out of state.
Below find some of the upcoming events of interest.


Feb 3 Old Florida Plantation Tour
Backintyme will be at Tomoka State Park between 12:30 – 3:00pm

Feb 15-17  Battle of Olustee or Ocean Pond Annual Reenactment

April 13-14 Ormond Beach Celtic Festival   to be updated soon for 2019

May 2-4 Rhythm Bones Festival Clarksdale, MS

May 24-26 Florida Folk Festival

December 12, 2019 Palm Coast Civil War Round Table 6:30pm
Songs and Stories of the Civil War

Natalie Beltrami

Kathy Duffy

David Fussell

Chris Kastle

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, 2:00 pm – Port Orange Regional Library
“Story Songs and Sing-a-longs”
1005 City Center Circle
Port Orange, FL

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, 2:00 pm – DeLand Regional Library
“Let the Waves Roll High!”
130 E. Howry Ave.
DeLand, FL

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019, 7:00 pm (See below.)  – The Franklin Studio
“Tea and Tales” Series
366 Central Street
Franklin, NH
Chris Kastle will be the featured teller.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Open Mic: 7:30 pm; Featured Teller at 8:10 pm

Friday, March 29th, 2019 – Hotel 1620
“2019 Sharing the Fire Northeast Storytelling Conference and Festival “
1620 Water Street
Plymouth, MA
Chris Kastle will be doing the following workshop:
Using an Economy of Words: Writing Stories in Verse
We tellers and writers LOVE words! But sometimes we use too many when one well-chosen appropriate word might do a better job. Writing stories in verse is a great way to discipline ourselves to use an economy of words. Each participant will need to come prepared with a favorite story that they have already written and/or performed so as to convert it into verse and share with the group; in song if desired.  Examples, techniques and methodologies for writing in verse and overcoming writer’s block under deadline will be examined. The conference and festival runs March 29-21.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, 6:45 (See below.) – Havurat Shalom is a Yellow House
“Story Space”  Series
113 College Avenue (near Davis SQ)
Somerville, MA
Chris Kastle will be the featured teller.

Signup for Open Telling (8-minute slots) 6:45 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Open Telling starts at 7:00pm sharp, followed by the Featured Teller.
Story Space website:
Story Space Face Book page:

 Sunday, April 14th, 2019 – Rockefeller Gardens
“Ormond Beach Celtic Festival”
25 Riverside Plaza
Ormond Beach, FL

Festival held April 13-14. Chris Kastle will perform with fiddler extraordinaire, Martha Hotz on April 14, times and locations tba.

Friday, May 24th, 2019 – Stephen Foster Folk culture Center State Park
“Florida Folk Festival”
11016 Lillian Saunders Dr.
White Springs, FL
The performance schedule will be available March 1, 2019.

Debra Weller


Annette Petrick

RADIO SHOW – Annette Petrick has a daily radio show Consider This with Annette Petrick..  Ninety second episodes have stories and thoughts that reach out with hope and joy. Her inspiring messages are fast paced reminders of what’s right in your world, or how to fix what’s wrong.  

WEBSITE – Nearly a hundred stories delivered with zest by this seasoned story teller, public speaker and radio personality. are captured on the website –

Listen to the stories or read them. You may find a real life story with a message or a punch line.  It may be a lyrical musing about ordinary things that bring happiness or deserve appreciation.  It could be a reminder, a reminiscence or a rant. Many have twists that get you nodding your head or laughing in surprise.  

SUNDAY STORY –  Fans can receive one Consider This show by email each Sunday morning.  Sign up on the website –  ht tps://

PUBLISHNED AUTHOR – In 2018, a book featuring over 60 holiday-themed stories was published.  See details at – Tiny Little Stories of Christmas Love, Joy & Wonder.

NATIONAL MAGAZINE – Annette’s stories, audio and print, are now featured in GRAND, a lifestyle magazine.  See the latest story –…/little-thinkers-by-annette…/. See the latest full issue of GRAND –

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